(Received Pronunciation|UK) IPA|'gÉ’t, SAMPA|"gQt
(General American|US) IPA|ËˆgÉ‘t, SAMPA|"gAt
- simple past of|get
#:We got the last bus home.
- UK past participle of|get
#:By that time we'd got very cold.
#:I've got two children.
#:How many children have you got?
#:Usage note: The second sentence literally means "At some time in the past I got (obtained) two children", but in "have got" constructions like this, where "got" is used in the sense of "obtained", the sense of obtaining is lost, becoming merely one of possessing, and the sentence is in effect just a more colloquial way of saying "I have two children". Similarly, the third sentence is just a more colloquial way of saying "How many children do you have?"
#:I can't go out tonight, I've got to study for my exams.
#:Usage note: "Got" is a filler word here with no obvious grammatical or semantic function. "I have to study for my exams" has the same meaning.
Category:English irregular simple past forms
Category:English irregular past participles
Old High German
- "god", from PIE Çµhuto-